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00:26  29 september  2019
00:26  29 september  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Australian Jock Palfreeman granted parole after 11 years in Bulgarian prison

Australian Jock Palfreeman granted parole after 11 years in Bulgarian prison Australian Jock Palfreeman is a step closer to returning home after being granted parole by a panel of three judges at the Sofia Appelate Court in Bulgaria.

Australia ’ s Foreign Minister Marise Payne has confirmed she is in talks with her Bulgarian counterpart about the release of Jock Palfreeman . (9News). The 32-year-old was granted early parole last Friday, after serving 11 years of a 20-year sentence for fatally stabbing Bulgarian law student

The Bulgarian Foreign Minister has rejected Australia ' s Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne' s requests for a meeting at the United Nations to discuss the ongoing detention of Australian citizen Jock Palfreeman . Ekaterina Zaharieva told local media outlet Nova she informed Ms Payne' s office

a large white building: Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne has confirmed she is in talks with her Bulgarian counterpart about the release of Jock Palfreeman. © 9News Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne has confirmed she is in talks with her Bulgarian counterpart about the release of Jock Palfreeman. Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne has confirmed she is in talks with her Bulgarian counterpart about the release of Jock Palfreeman.

The 32-year-old was granted early parole last Friday after serving 11 years of a 20-year sentence for fatally stabbing Bulgarian law student Andrei Monov, 23, during a brawl in the capital, Sofia in 2007.

However, Palfreeman had to wait for an emergency passport to be issued and is being kept in an immigration centre.

Australian man granted parole after 11 years in Bulgarian prison

  Australian man granted parole after 11 years in Bulgarian prison An Australian man convicted of murder by a Bulgarian court has been granted parole after spending 11 years in prison. Jock Palfreeman, 32, was sentenced to 20 years in jail for fatally stabbing Bulgarian law student Andrei Monov, 23, during a brawl in the capital Sofia in 2007.The NSW man has now been granted parole by a panel of three judges at the Court of Appeal, reports The Sofia Globe.© AAP Jock Palfreeman has been granted parole after he served 11 years in a Bulgarian prison.

Jock Palfreeman (born 13 November 1986) is an Australian who was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in a Bulgarian prison.

Australian man Jock Palfreeman will spend another night in a Bulgarian detention centre after local authorities successfully blocked his release . Related Articles. Australia ' s Foreign Minister in talks about Jock Palfreeman ' s release . Jock Palfreeman waits on new passport amid outcry over

Jock Palfreeman et al. posing for the camera: The 32-year-old was granted early parole last Friday, after serving 11 years of a 20-year sentence for fatally stabbing Bulgarian law student Andrei Monov, 23, during a brawl in the capital Sofia in 2007. © 9News The 32-year-old was granted early parole last Friday, after serving 11 years of a 20-year sentence for fatally stabbing Bulgarian law student Andrei Monov, 23, during a brawl in the capital Sofia in 2007.

"They're still keeping him here and I asked until when and he said that he doesn't know because the prosecutor, the chief prosecutor is keeping him," Palfreeman's friend Jana Tsoneva said.

"It's like a concentration camp. You're being held for no reason, with no conviction - basically no reason."

Dozens of protesters have flocked to Sofia, demanding the Sydney man be sent back to jail and the country's chief prosecutor is pushing to have him locked back up too.

Jock Palfreeman parole bid delayed .
The Australian prisoner's hope for freedom in Bulgaria has been dealt another setback as protesters call for him to remain behind bars.Three judges sitting on Bulgaria's highest appeals court will rule within two months on a panel's decision to grant parole to the convicted murderer.

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